American Computer Science League 2022-2023
The American Computer Science League (ACSL) is a non-profit organization devoted to Computer Science education. ACSL organizes team computer programming and computer science contests for K-12 schools, organizations and local groups, led by an adult advisor. This school year was their 45th year of continuous operation! Last year, over 700 teams in the United States, […]
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Math Team Announcements
It has been a busy year for the Math Team! Below are some highlights from each of the competitions. The Math Team captains are seniors Rhik Mazumder, Anush Shah, and Gracie Sheng. They have organized practices for the team of 30 – 40 students almost every Wednesday during A, B, and C terms. The practices […]
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Alex Chen Earns Honorable Mention on the 2023 USA Physics Olympiad Exam
Every year the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) holds two rounds of physics competitions with the goals of challenging high school students across the country and of selecting twenty students for the United States Physics Team. These twenty students participate in a ten day physics training camp, after which five are selected for the […]
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Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair ResultsEleven Mass Academy juniors competed in the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) held in-person on May 5th at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Congratulations to the following students who received placement in MSEF this year. First Place Krisha Patel The Effects of Varying Ground Surfaces on Footstrike Hemolysis Second Place Rianna Santra Leveraging Differential Gene […]
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Projects range from machine learning models to school-wide web applications to solve real world problems
The Computer Science class is beloved at Mass Academy, teaching students HTML & CSS for their personal websites and Java to those new to programming. But for those that already have computer science experience, they have the unique opportunity of developing software for an independent project. Students choose what they create, from web-apps to games, […]
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Junior Tarun Eswar runs a Japanese Language & Culture blog
While students at Mass Academy enjoy STEM, they all have other hobbies and interests. For junior Tarun Eswar, his hobby has grown into an award-winning blog. His blog, 365 to Japan, details his journey about learning the Japanese language and culture. The same skills that allow him to read and write technical literature also help […]
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Student government organizes Pizza Fridays
One treat Mass Academy students look forward to every week is Pizza Friday, a tradition that has been occurring at the school for over a decade. Student government members sell pizza in the mornings when students come into school and hand it out during lunch, providing a nice change of pace and giving the student […]
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The wide variety of gym classes at MAMS
Much like the rest of Mass Academy, our gym classes are far from ordinary. Since the grade is so small, there are only two gym classes. Each term, each of the gym classes alternates between two activities. In A Term, the activities were Zumba and a traditional gym class, both taught by teachers from WPI. […]
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Mass Academy Senior Succeeds at International Science Competition
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is one of the oldest and most prestigious international science competitions with thousands of students submitting original research each year. Diego Suchenski Loustaunau, a senior at Mass Academy, had low expectations going in. “There are so many awesome people and projects who compete in STS that I wasn’t really expecting […]
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A conversation with Mass Academy’s physics teacher
As all students at Mass Academy can vouch for, coming to this school is a big academic and social change. Teaching at the academy is also unlike teaching at any other public school in Massachusetts, as Mass Academy has a smaller student population, university connections, and a STEM focused curriculum. Entering this school as a […]